COVID-19 Notice: LTSA Front Counters Reopening September 2021

Please be aware that LTSA’s Land Title Office front counters are currently closed; all other operations continue as usual. Reopening plans are anticipated for the end of September 2021. Details including new visiting procedures will be shared in the coming weeks. Please visit or follow us on Twitter for updates.

  • How Can I?

    Learn how to find land title information, search for title, order documents and plans, and more.
    • Search Land Title Records

      Many LTSA records are stored online. Other older records are stored in microfilm or in paper and housed in one of the LTSA's three land title offices.
    • Search for a Title

      A title search is a record issued by the land title office setting out the particulars of a title to land, generated from information contained in the land title register at a specific point in time.
    • Order a Document or Plan

      Learn how to order a document or plan.
    • Order a State of Title Certificate

      A State of Title Certificate is a copy of the title that is certified correct at the time of issuance by the land title office. You may need a State of Title Certificate for your property for several reasons.
    • Find Information on a Title

      Ownership of lands, also known as fee simple ownership, is registered by registrars and examiners of title at the LTSA's land title offices. Upon the registration of fee simple ownership, a title to land is issued to the registered owner.
    • Find Strata Property Information

      When a strata corporation is established in BC, it is required by the Strata Property Act to file copies of its strata plan, bylaws and other records with the land title office.
  • Make Changes to Title

    LTSA recommends you consult a legal professional for advice on compliance with statutory forms and related matters. However, if you prepare properly executed documents that meet statutory requirements, land title employees will accept them for registration.
    • Registration Process

      The LTSA updates the land title register each time a change is made to the registered title. Changes are made to title when a property is bought or sold, a mortgage is paid off, or a registrable interest, such as a mortgage, is created or modified. Changes may also occur following the death of a spouse, divorce or marriage.
    • Changes to Ownership

      Transferring title, such as after the purchase of a new home or death of a spouse, often requires the expertise of a legal professional. A legal professional becomes your representative in these matters and acts on your behalf. They can advise you on appropriately recording your title ownership and answer property tax questions.
    • Change Mailing Address

      Learn how to change your address on title, or engage a professional to assist you.
    • Change Name

      Learn how to change your name on title, or engage a professional to assist you.
    • Change Company Name

      Learn how to change your company name on title, or engage a professional to assist you.
    • File Claim of Builders Lien

      Learn how to file a claim of builders lien, or engage a professional to assist you.
    • Remove Paid-off Mortgage

      As at March 1, 2017, legal professionals and financial institutions are required to electronically submit mortgage releases to the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC.
  • Land Title Records and Services

    The Director of Customer Operations is responsible for the examination of applications, and the Registrar of Land Titles oversees the registration of applications.
    • Property Information Resources

      Find recommended professionals or organizations to consult on property information, land title, and more.
    • About Land Title Records and Services

      Land title services are delivered by the LTSA’s Customer Operations division. The Director of Customer Operations is responsible for the examination of applications, and the Registrar of Land Titles oversees the registration of applications across our three land title offices.
    • Hire a Professional

      The LTSA recommends that property owners consult a professional for advice and assistance when searching land title records and making changes to a title.
    • History of BC's Land Title System

      Land title in British Columbia is based on the principles of the "Torrens system" of land title registration. Sir Robert Richard Torrens, former premier of South Australia, was instrumental in the implementation of this unique and efficient system of dealing with land.
    • Land Survey Plans

      A land survey represents pictorially the legal boundaries and dimensions of a surveyed parcel of land. It identifies the type and location of monuments or survey posts set in the ground to define the boundaries of the parcel.
    • Historic Records

      Land records of various types dating from the earliest days of BC's settlement to the present are in the LTSA’s care. There are plans, maps, letters, documents, certificates, registers, indices, books, and more.
    • Glossary

      This glossary defines vocabulary and terms used on this website.

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